39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites

St. Petersburg, Russia — 5 nights

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Catherine Palace and Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Kazan Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace, browse the exhibits of Catherine's Body, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in St. Petersburg at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Skansen. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, and have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm journey builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Theme Parks
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Grote Markt. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salzburg attractions app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Duomo di Siena and Battistero di San Giovanni for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campo and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (San Francesco & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, visit Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Corfu Town, Greece — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Achilleion Museum and Agia Paraskevi Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Paleokastritsa Beach and St. Spyridon First Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Corfu Town is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiryns (in Nafplio), Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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