17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Halifax, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Halifax, Canada

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Halifax, Canada to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Halifax to Paris. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe and then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Grand Palace are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Bath Block. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Russian Museum, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, then examine the collection at The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip builder website .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Kilmainham Gaol and St. Michan's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to The Spire, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in July, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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