11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Windsor, Canada
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Windsor, Canada

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planning app .

Windsor, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Windsor in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and then wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner .

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Sandhamn, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, then get outside with Riddarholmen, and finally get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Stockholm takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and then walk around St Stephens Green. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then walk around Phoenix Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Dublin is minus 1 hour. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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