31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
6
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
7
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planner .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Vieille Ville. Step out of the city life by going to La plage and Heraclee Beach. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Plage de Gigaro). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Plage La Capte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hyeres trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Hyeres takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online route planner .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and Roman Forum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome route planning site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sa Mesa Longa and La Pelosa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stabilimento Balneare I Fenicotteri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu), Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba) and S'Archittu (in Cuglieri). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alghero trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Alghero by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome in June, Alghero is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Stintino, Spiaggia dell'Arco, S'Archittu, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Paralia Ravdoucha and Episkopi Beach. Get outdoors at Triopetra Beach and Skinaria Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge & Plakias Beach), Small Triopetra Beach (in Triopetra) and Sklopa (in Kissamos). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town and shop like a local with Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon day trip site .

Fly from Alghero to Rethymnon in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alghero to Rethymnon. Traveling from Alghero in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rethymnon, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, Paralia Ravdoucha, Sklopa, Episkopi Beach, Small Triopetra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fish & Olive and Maragas Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Psili Ammos Beach and Kastraki Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agiassos Beach, stop by Naxia Gi, identify plant and animal life at Alyko Beach, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Naxos trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Naxos in 4.5 hours. July in Naxos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

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

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 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of 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 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Istanbul fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Naxos to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Naxos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Russian Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, step into the grandiose world of Catherine's Body, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum of Ethnography, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fotografiska, then examine the collection at Skansen, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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