37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  33​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
9
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Canberra, Australia

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.
Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catherine Palace and Park and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, and admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planning site .

Canberra, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Canberra to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in August, you will find days in St. Petersburg are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

3
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.
Royal Palace and Fotografiska will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Stockholm Old Town and Sandhamn. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), wander the streets of The Jordaan, and choose your vessel at Flagship Amsterdam.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. You'll explore and learn at Dublin Castle and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Jeronimos Monastery and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Let the collections at National Tile Museum and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Budapest

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

5
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fish & Olive and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portara and Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos: Little Venice (in Mykonos Town), Kalo Livadi Beach (in Kalo Livadi) and Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town, take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou, look for all kinds of wild species at Alyko Beach, and kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naxos vacation planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Naxos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Naxos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naxos, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Little Venice, Kalo Livadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Portara ©
Portara

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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Traveling by flight from Naxos to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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