40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Stirling Castle in Stirling, approximately Stirling away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour app.

Boston, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Aigas Field Centre and Nairn Beach will get you outdoors. Urquhart Castle and Fort George will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory.

Plan trip to Inverness with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Inverness sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for St. Petersburg on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauly, Nairn, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

5
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.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor, see the interesting displays at Chinese Palace, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planning app.

You can fly from Inverness to St. Petersburg in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Inverness to St. Petersburg. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inverness in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens ©
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), examine the collection at The Hofburg, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Vienna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Vienna is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, you will find days in Vienna are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

2
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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online vacation planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in July since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Nana' Positano). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, stroll through Spiaggia Di Minori, and steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Ravello in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul to Ravello, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Atrani, Minori, Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Campo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Battistero di San Giovanni in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sainte-Chapelle and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Paris at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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