32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Le Lavandou, France
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul journey planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. St. Mark's Square and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel route planning app .

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Lido di Ravello and Lido Capo di Conca will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, get a taste of the local shopping with Ravello Arte, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Atrani.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train, subway, and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

3
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de l'Anglade and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers & Plage de la Ponche), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud). There's more to do: stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc and kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Lavandou journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ravello to Le Lavandou. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Le Lavandou. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage de la Faviere, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Le Lavandou to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and tram. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lyon when traveling from Le Lavandou in September, with lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games Nightlife Outdoors
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4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Atomium capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Basilica of the Holy Blood & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the galleries of Maison d'Erasme.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip website .

You can take a train from Lyon to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in September, expect Brussels to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Brouwersgracht, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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