36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, Paris is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and wander the streets of Leidseplein.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lobkowicz Palace and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Popular historic sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town Square, contemplate the long history of The Powder Tower, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Let the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Russian Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tretyakov's Gallery and MARS Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum of Ethnography, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in June: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

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
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.
Shop till you drop at Koller Gallery and Vaci Street. Matthias Church and Liberty Statue will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get outdoors at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Go for a jaunt from Ravello to Positano to see Walk of the Gods about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, and stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ravello holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
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 Musei Capitolini. Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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