34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
7
Chur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Stresa, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

5
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.
Step out of London to go to Amesbury and see Stonehenge, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in London. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

6
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Ennis (The Woollen Market & Ennis Friary) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, make a trip to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Galway route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from London to Galway in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Galway hover around 19°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Westport, County Clare, Ennis, Burren National Park, Scattery Island
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Dublin to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Zurich is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of Lucerne to go to Interlaken and see Parasailing & Paragliding, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Jungfraujoch
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker .

Take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
Chur, Switzerland

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch and then partake in some friendly competition at Das Magische Portal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chur trip app .

Take a train from Zermatt to Chur in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stresa.

Things to do in Chur

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Caumasee
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Chur-Brambruesch ©
Chur-Brambruesch
Das Magische Portal ©
Das Magische Portal
Caumasee ©
Caumasee

3
nights
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Lake Orta). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, get a taste of the local shopping with Restaurifelici, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and stop by Profumo di Stresa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stresa trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chur to Stresa takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Restaurifelici, Isola Bella, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
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Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

4
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.
Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Villa del Balbianello in Tremezzina, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Stresa to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

2
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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Arena di Verona in Verona, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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