23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Springfield, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Springfield, United States

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary planner .

Springfield, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Springfield to Florence. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naxos.

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
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portara and Old Town. Let the collections at Fish & Olive and Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Psili Ammos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach, identify plant and animal life at Alyko Beach, and see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naxos online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Naxos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Naxos. In June, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Naxos to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Istanbul. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naxos in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russian Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Farmer Palace Museum, browse the exhibits of Peterhof Grand Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg holiday builder site .

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace Square
Palace Square
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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.
Royal Palace and Vasa Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Skansen and Nordiska museet. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, examine the collection at Royal Armory, learn about all things military at Army Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and St. Michan's Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, get a new perspective on nature at Richmond Barracks, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip tool .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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