30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Duomo di Orvieto. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Rome is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza del Duomo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Siena (in Siena), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona holiday builder .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online tour planner .

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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.
Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Churchill War Rooms and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and Stirling Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur's Seat. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip tool .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at RSPB - Insh Marshes and Abernethy National Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Aviemore to Newtonmore to see Highland Folk Museum about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip builder site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Aviemore sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Highland Folk Museum, RSPB - Insh Marshes, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Cairngorms National Park
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RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

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