19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Merida, Mexico
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Merida, Mexico

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, and finally take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin tour itinerary builder tool .

Merida, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Dublin is 5 hours. In August, Dublin is cooler than Merida - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Wardlaw Mausoleum. Get in touch with nature at Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Rosemarkie Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy) and RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie). There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Ferintosh Community Market and take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, Boat of Garten Community Garden, Ferintosh Community Market, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

1
night
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 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, then step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, and finally find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Stockholm takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Inverness to Stockholm. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel route tool .

You can fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), shop like a local with M.G. Design, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence journey builder website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Rodin and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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