21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
6
Guangzhou, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Melbourne, 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 the city life by going to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. When in London, make a side trip to see Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Fly from London to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madrid is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Bodo Barcelona and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Guangzhou trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Guangzhou takes 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Rome to Guangzhou. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rome in November: high temperatures in Guangzhou hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island

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