30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Thessaloniki. In September, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Orvieto and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Rome due to the time zone difference. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. 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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Le mura di Lucca. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to 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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, make a trip to Catedral Primada and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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 Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Natural History Museum and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Old Town. Get some historical perspective at Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to RSPB - Insh Marshes and Boat of Garten Community Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Cairngorms National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenmore Forest Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. 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

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

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