38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  29​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand to St. Petersburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in June, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, and laugh and play at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary maker .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, admire all the interesting features of Croke Park Stadium, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. In July, Dublin is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Lisbon route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Lisbon in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Mala strana, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rome to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Prague reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Rathaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planning website .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Budapest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in July since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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