26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arras, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
13
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History and Autoworld. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels online vacation builder .

Perth, Australia to Brussels is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arras.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Arras, France

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine, then explore the world behind art at St Vaast Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, then pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, and finally stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lochnagar Crater, see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ulster Memorial Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arras tour builder .

You can drive from Brussels to Arras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Arras

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lochnagar Crater, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine, Musee Somme 1916, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Musee Somme 1916 ©
Musee Somme 1916
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©

1
night
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, explore the different monuments and memorials at Essex Farm Cemetery, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Flanders Battlefield Tours, and finally brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ieper (Ypres) online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Arras to Ieper (Ypres) in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and then see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bruges tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Historium Brugge ©
Historium Brugge

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, admire the striking features of Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ghent travel planning website .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage ©
Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, then make a trip to Grote Markt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Antwerp to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, then get engrossed in the history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip app .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Prasna brana and then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague trip website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens holiday maker site .

You can fly from Prague to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in September, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Atlantis Books, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and finally trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Oia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Akrotiri, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Karavostasi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Karavostasi Beach
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