34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Matera, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
10
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
11
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then head off the coast to Videy Island, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Cemetery Holavallagardur ©
Cemetery Holavallagardur

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Callendar House and Hopetoun House. Get some historical perspective at The Old Town Jail and Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Lochleven Castle in Kinross, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land, take an in-depth tour of John Knox House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Margaret's Catholic Church, and stroll the grounds of Old Calton Burial Ground.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Callendar House, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Lochleven Castle, The Old Town Jail
Highlights from your plan
Gladstone's Land ©
Gladstone's Land
Callendar House ©
Callendar House
The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail

2
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 27th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church, see the interesting displays at House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, then walk around Hulne Park, then stroll the grounds of St Michael's Church, and finally explore the galleries of The Alnwick Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Old School Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Ferryman's Hut Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alnwick online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Whitby Lighthouse and Central Methodist Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bootham Bar and York Mansion House. Explore York's surroundings by going to Beck Isle Museum (in Pickering) and Whitby (RNLI Lifeboat museum & Swing Bridge). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of DIG, admire the striking features of The Hospitium, steep yourself in history at Le Bydoulre Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our York trip maker website .

Getting from Alnwick to York by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Beck Isle Museum
Highlights from your plan
York Mansion House ©
York Mansion House
Whitby Lighthouse ©
Whitby Lighthouse
Bootham Bar ©
Bootham Bar

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Holburne Museum and Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Model Village Gardens & Cafe and Newark Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Maiden Castle (in Dorchester), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Old Wardour Castle (in Tisbury). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Church Without, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Milsom Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael with St. Paul.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

You can drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Old Wardour Castle, Maiden Castle, Chavenage House, Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum
Newark Park ©
Newark Park

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get some historical perspective at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Church of Santa Felicita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello dei Vicari (in Lari) and Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, and engage your brain at Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bath to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Florence due to the time zone difference. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Castello dei Vicari
Highlights from your plan
Torre di Arnolfo ©
Torre di Arnolfo
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Archivio di Stato, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Piccolomini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, and finally don't miss a visit to Via di Citta. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo Salimbeni, contemplate the long history of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, look for gifts at Casa della Pelle, don't miss a visit to Porta Romana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Abazzia di Torri
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Piccolomini ©
Palazzo Piccolomini
Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the collection at Palazzo Giacobetti, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, make a trip to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di Sant'Andrea, then stop by Sapori dall'Umbria, and finally make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Lavandeto of Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Feliciano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Della Repubblica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrea.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Foligno, Saint Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Monastero di Sant'Andrea ©
Monastero di Sant'Andrea
Cattedrale di San Feliciano ©
Cattedrale di San Feliciano
Saint Andrea ©
Saint Andrea

3
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Via Ridola and Casa Cisterna Sotterranea. Get some historical perspective at Materasum Ipogeo and La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino. Change things up with a short trip to Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale in Gravina in Puglia (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, explore the ancient world of Convicinio Di Sant' Antonio, contemplate the long history of Casa grotta del Casalnuovo, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo.

Planning Matera trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Matera takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. August in Matera sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Altamura, Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale
Highlights from your plan
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Casa grotta del Casalnuovo ©
Casa grotta del Casalnuovo

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, delve into the distant past at Temple Attaviros Zeus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, then see the interesting displays at Tsambika Byzantine Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vliha Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lindos route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Matera to Lindos takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in August since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Temple Attaviros Zeus, Church of St. Panteleimon, Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli
Highlights from your plan
Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery ©
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli ©
Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna and Chiesa di San Matteo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Archivio di Stato Presso ex Convento della Gancia. Step out of Palermo to go to Castelbuono and see Museo Civico di Castelbuono, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Butera, stroll around Piazza Marina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Piliere.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Palermo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lindos to Palermo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Piazza del Duomo
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Matteo ©
Chiesa di San Matteo
Palazzo Branciforte ©
Palazzo Branciforte
Museo Civico di Castelbuono ©
Museo Civico di Castelbuono

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.
Visit Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bogoslovka Ethnographic Park and Intercession Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Yakovleva M. I. Grave, contemplate the long history of Peter I House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Coffee Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palermo to St. Petersburg takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palermo to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Imeni Sverdlova, Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother, Intercession Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Peter I House ©
Peter I House

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