36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and steep yourself in history at Zeyrek Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in September: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 26°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for cooler nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Le mura di Lucca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip site .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Salzburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. On the next day, take in the views from Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholmen. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stockholm road trip planning website .

Fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in October, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (12°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Stockholm in October: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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