32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Skansen, then examine the collection at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town and then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, expect nights in Stockholm to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
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.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, explore the world behind art at Peterhof Grand Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg route planning tool .

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Istanbul.

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

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 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice online visit planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

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Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da Aberta Nova and Praia do Carvalhal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena. Change things up with a short trip to Ilha do Pessegueiro in Porto Covo (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon route maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia do Carvalhal, Park and National Palace of Pena, Praia da Aberta Nova, Ilha do Pessegueiro
Highlights from your plan
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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 Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
On the 31st (Thu), wander the streets of The Jordaan, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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