37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  14 h
2
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Passau, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Heureka
Highlights from your plan
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Snowman World Igloo Hotel as well as Angry Birds Park. Kids will enjoy Napapiirin Porofarmi and Santa Claus Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and Rovaniemi Church. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Church of Sodankyla
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Trinitatis Kirke are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Rosenborg Castle and The Little Mermaid will thrill your kids. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Mons Klint (in Moen), Liselund (in Borre) and Elmelunde Kirke (in Stege). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and look for gifts at Crime Passionnel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Copenhagen in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moen, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. Kids will appreciate attractions like Prague Castle and Staroměstská mostecká věž. There's lots more to do: visit Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, and walk around Letna Park.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market Hall or Secret Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Vaci Street, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Tue), take a stroll through Steingasse, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, shop like a local with Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, thencontemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Passau.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Steingasse ©
Steingasse

4
nights
Passau, Germany

Passau ©
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Escape the urban bustle at Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen and Großer Arbersee. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dom St. Stephan and St. Paul Church. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Golf-Resort Bad Griesbach, Golfplatz Brunnwies, examine the collection at Domschatz- und Dioezesanmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church and Pauline Fathers' Monastery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Innpromenade.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Passau road trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Passau in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Großer Arbersee, Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen, Golf-Resort Bad Griesbach, Golfplatz Brunnwies
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Passau ©
Altstadt Passau
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan
Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen ©

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.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, thenwander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip tool.

Drive from Passau to Venice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, thenexplore the galleries of Palazzo dei Diamanti, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, stop by La pentola del te, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Abacanto Home, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ferrara
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bologna to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Bologna in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and Avenida da Liberdade. Shop till you drop at Rua Augusta and Rossio Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Loios Convent), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Capela Das Aparicoes (in Fatima). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

Plan my day in Lisbon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evora, Batalha Monastery, Capela Das Aparicoes
Highlights from your plan
Rua Augusta ©
Rua Augusta
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©

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