22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Halifax, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Halifax, Canada

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.
Do your shopping at National Gallery of Ireland and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Temple Bar. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary site .

Halifax, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, and then admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, then take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, and finally head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip website .

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Galleria Borghese and Church of St. Louis of the French. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning app .

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Siena Cathedral and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online journey maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Step out of the city life by going to La plage and Plage de Sylvabelle. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Plage des Marines. Venture out of the city with trips to Heraclee Beach (in La Croix-Valmer) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Hyeres takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage des Marines, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Champs-Elysees and Louvre Museum. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site .

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hyeres in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rossio Square and then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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