32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h
6
Plakias, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, then examine the collection at Skansen, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Stockholm is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Stockholm reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

1
night
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 3rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Peterhof Grand Palace and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary website .

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 bus. Traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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

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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online attractions planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Relax by the water at Kastraki Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Portara and Temple of Apollo will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naxos trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Naxos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Naxos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

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

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Amoudi Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perivolos and Vlichada Beach. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Caldera Beach in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary site .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perivolos, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

3
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Amoudy and Plakias Beach. Visiting Ammoudaki Beach and Souda beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Plakias side-trips: Small Triopetra Beach (in Triopetra), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plakias trip planner .

Getting from Fira to Plakias by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. In August in Plakias, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Plakias

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Small Triopetra Beach, Frangokastello Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Souda Beach ©
Souda Beach

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Relax by the water at Lido Capo di Conca and Bagni d'Arienzo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (L'Uomo e il Mare & Fornillo) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ravello trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Plakias to Ravello. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Plakias to Ravello. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are in your itinerary. Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral) and Leaning tower Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Nuraghe Sant'Antine and S'Archittu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sa Mesa Longa and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino) and Santa Trinita di Saccargia (in Codrongianos). Spend the 30th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Delle Bombarde.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alghero using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Alghero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, S'Archittu, Basilica di Saccargia, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, La Pelosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach

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