37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madison, United States
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
2
Lindos, Greece
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
End: Madison, United States

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Relax by the water at Zandvoort aan Zee and Bussloo. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Strand Egmond aan Zee in Egmond aan Zee, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planner.

Madison, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Madison to Amsterdam. Traveling from Madison in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee, Bussloo
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Acropolis of Lindos and The Church of the Panagia. Relax by the water at Easyboat - Boat Rental and Faliraki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia), Astronomy Cafe (in Faliraki) and Filerimos (Church of Our Lady of Filerimos & Filerimos Monastery). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stegna Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Amsterdam to Lindos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lindos: highs are around 74°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Filerimos, Stegna Beach, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum and Haus der Musik capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the landmark architecture of Schönbrunn Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Lindos to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Vienna. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lindos in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Russian Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace on Moika, and don't miss a visit to Place du Palais (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in June, you will find days in St. Petersburg are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Istanbul. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and V Lounge Beach Club. Get some historical perspective at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with a short trip to Sabbianera Super Beach in Anguillara Sabazia (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Sabbianera Super Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 59°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musée Rodin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Dôme Sacre Coeur, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in June: highs in Paris hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Visit Portmarnock Beach and Dollymount Strand for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Brittas Bay (in Wicklow) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Brittas Bay, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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