32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. Step off the beaten path and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool .

Madrid, Spain to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg online trip maker .

You can fly from Paris to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Explore hidden gems such as Schonbrunner Gardens and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siena Cathedral and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Savior on the Spilled Blood. Appreciate the collections at Russian Museum and The Bath Block. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in July, with highs in St. Petersburg at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
Get outdoors at Stockholm Old Town and The Green Trails. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), see the interesting displays at Skansen, and admire the masterpieces at Magasin 3.

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

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort George and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach and explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Stockholm to Inverness by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Inverness, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: highs in Inverness hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, River Rafting & Tubing, Culloden Battlefield, Rosemarkie Beach, Highland Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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.
Let the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Get some historical perspective at Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Belém Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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