31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moncton, Canada
Fly:  21​h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
+3
Fly + train + foot + ferry:  10​h
7
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
8
Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Moncton, Canada

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Castle Gallery and Scottish Flair Art Gallery. Visit Rosemarkie Beach and Dornoch Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Loch Morlich (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, kick back and relax at Embo Beach, look for gifts at Seaweed n Stuff, and sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness trip planning website .

Moncton, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. When traveling from Moncton in June, plan for little chillier days in Inverness, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn Beach, Seaweed n Stuff, Dornoch Beach, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Van Gogh Museum. Step out of the city life by going to ARTIS and Flagship Amsterdam. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Inverness to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Inverness to Amsterdam. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stockholm Old Town and Langholmen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Skansen and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and view the masterpieces at Fargfabriken.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Stockholm is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

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.
Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Bath Block will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then stop by Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul route planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di castiglione and Bagni d'Arienzo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Creazioni Chris (in Amalfi), Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare) and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela (in Ravello). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, get interesting insight from L'Uomo e il Mare, and head outdoors with Walk of the Gods.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Positano by combination of shuttle, flight, train, subway, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Creazioni Chris, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
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. Get in touch with nature at La plage and Plage de Sylvabelle. Visit Plage de Gigaro and Plage noire du Langoustier for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage des Marines (in Cogolin), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage d'Heraclee) and Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage La Capte, take in the exciting artwork at Villa Noailles, choose your vessel at Taxi Boat Saint Tropez, and get a new perspective on things with Melee Voiles.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner .

Traveling by car from Positano to Hyeres takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hyeres, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Plage des Marines, Taxi Boat Saint Tropez
Highlights from your plan
La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

4
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Calanque de Maubois. Head to La Croisette and Marche provencalfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, view the masterpieces at Verrerie Pierini, and stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Cannes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, Calanque de Maubois, Marche provencal, Scuba & Snorkeling, Verrerie Pierini
Highlights from your plan
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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