25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Oswiecim, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Sydney

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and then do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Klassenfeind Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Soviet Gallery, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with art4berlin GALLERY.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest route maker site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Oswiecim, Poland

— 3 nights
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Family Home of John Paul II and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tychy Brewery Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Oswiecim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Oswiecim are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Cascate di Santa Petronilla, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, and finally browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lugano vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oswiecim to Lugano takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Lugano is a bit warmer than Oswiecim - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10: