36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hobart, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
7
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Hobart, Australia

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner .

Hobart, Australia to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Hobart to Rome. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence online visit planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder app .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Forum, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Pompeii in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site .

Fly from Pompeii to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pompeii in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
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.
Cannes is known for nature, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, wander the streets of La Croisette, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, and don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cannes road trip app .

You can fly from Paris to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Cannes is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place Massena and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions planner .

Take a train from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Cannes in August, with lows around 25°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning app .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take a stroll through Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary website .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, browse the collection at Livraria Lello, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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