32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 30​min
11
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, and finally don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa visit site .

You can fly from Rome to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning app .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan day trip site .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo attractions planner.

Drive from Milan to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Milan in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Le Nomade and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cannes online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antibes
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Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Nomade ©
Le Nomade

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planner .

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Retiro Park, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Das Aparicoes, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Cera, then contemplate the long history of Batalha Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Fatima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Madrid to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Fatima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Batalha Monastery
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Capela Das Aparicoes ©
Capela Das Aparicoes

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Jeronimos Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip website .

You can drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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