35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
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 Centro Storico and Siena Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Florence reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visiting Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Fornillo (in Positano).

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You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Ponte dei Sospiri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip app .

Traveling by train from Ravello to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Vitus Cathedral and The Vrtba Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prague Castle and Jewish Museum in Prague. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town Square, don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

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

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Parliament, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultanahmet District and Galata Tower. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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.
Get some historical perspective at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum of Ethnography.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg holiday builder app .

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, St. Petersburg is cooler than Istanbul - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort George and Urquhart Castle. Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Glen Strathfarrar. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus) and Rogie Falls (in Contin). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Farigaig Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Inverness in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect nights in Inverness to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, Nigg Old Church, General Wade’s Military Roads, Farigaig Forest
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George

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