19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou, China
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Guangzhou, China

3
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 31st (Thu), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take a stroll through Ortakoy, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary maker.

Guangzhou, China to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Guangzhou to Istanbul, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guangzhou in August, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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 2nd (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Duomo di Milano has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 9th (Sat): pick up some local products at La Boqueria and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip website.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, see the interesting displays at Skansen, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Stockholm in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Stockholm at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

3
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.
Windsor Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and then explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a London trip simple and quick.

Getting from Stockholm to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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