26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Oia, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Calgary, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder tool .

Calgary, Canada to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Le Vigne di Raito. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lido di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and then don't miss a visit to Pantheon. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Visit Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sunset in Oia and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Venture out of the city with trips to KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari), Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oia online route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Oia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Oia dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Castelli of Emporio, Perivolos
Highlights from your plan
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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 21st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami . On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Oia in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church and then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

3
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's more to do: stroll through Park Guell and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera".

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You can fly from Budapest to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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