39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Norway
— 3 nights
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Reine, Norway
— 3 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

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 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Besiktas, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Mevlevi Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sehzade Mehmet Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, view the masterpieces at Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, and finally make a trip to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Galleria Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip site.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, Camposanto, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, explore the venue of Palazzo Strozzi, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, stop by Barrio de Salamanca, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

Traveling by flight from Florence to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Madrid sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Carolus Borromeus Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Atomium, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Brussels hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and De Duif. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, examine the collection at Micropia, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleri Fineart and Mathallen Oslo. Popular historic sites such as Norsk Folkemuseum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), visit Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, and explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Oslo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in June since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Leknes, Norway

— 3 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Step out of the city life by going to Uttakleiv Beach and Rambergstranda Beach. Appreciate the collections at Lofoten Museum and Lofotr Viking Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Leknes side-trips: Henningsvaer (Festvagtind Hike & Galleri Lofoten). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, pick up some local products at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, and look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Leknes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Leknes hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Reine, Norway

— 3 nights
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with Lofoten Adventure Company, look for gifts at Steinbiten, and then trek along Reinebringen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Reine itinerary maker app.

Traveling by journey from Leknes to Reine takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Reine can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Geiranger, Norway

— 3 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 29th (Tue), head outdoors with Active Geiranger, then experience rural life at Skagefla, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mollsvatnet, and finally take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Storseterfossen, examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and finally stop by Geiranger Sjokolade.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reine to Geiranger. When traveling from Reine in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
For shopping fun, head to Narodni Galerie Praha or Galerie Zamecka. Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church & Sedlec Ossuary). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geiranger to Prague. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Geiranger in July, with highs in Prague at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then visit Eminonu Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to Istanbul. In July, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Lofoten Islands travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums