29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rosemarkie Beach and Embo Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort George. Venture out of the city with trips to Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planner .

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Inverness at 21°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Highland Folk Museum, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Aigas Field Centre
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at National Gallery of Ireland and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin visit planner.

Getting from Inverness to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Museum and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, and admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online holiday maker .

Fly from Dublin to St. Petersburg in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), then explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm itinerary maker app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

1
night
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 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Stockholm to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Vigne di Raito and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ravello travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in August since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip app .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Sylvabelle and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage de Sylvabelle
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

4
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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, Paris is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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