19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  9 h 30 min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation builder.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
De Duif ©
De Duif

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Sovestro in Poggio vineyard in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence itinerary maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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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

5
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Portara and Eggares Olive Press Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Venetian Museum and Archaeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos: Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Mykonos Town (The Windmills (Kato Milli) & Little Venice). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florence to Naxos. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Naxos due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Naxos when traveling from Florence in August, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

3
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 (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Skansen, then take an in-depth tour of The Hallwyl Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naxos to Stockholm. Traveling from Naxos to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naxos in August, expect nights in Stockholm to be colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Rustem Pasha Mosque. Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy the sand and surf at Florya Sahil Parkı, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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