41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
5
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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.
Let the collections at Grand Peterhof Palace and Peter and Paul Fortress capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and The Marly Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route planner.

Constanta, Romania to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Constanta to St. Petersburg. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Constanta in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Royal Yacht Britannia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stirling Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Falesia Beach and Praia Dona Ana. Escape the urban bustle at Ponta da Piedade and Praia do Camilo. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Bordeira Beach (in Carrapateira) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Cordoama, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albufeira online trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Albufeira in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in August; daily highs in Albufeira reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Bordeira Beach, Praia da Marinha, Praia da Cordoama
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Montmartre and Musee Rodin. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing website.

Getting from Albufeira to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albufeira in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore hidden gems such as Plage de la Faviere and Plage de Jean Blanc. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou), Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage La Capte, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres holiday tool.

Getting from Paris to Hyeres by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Hyeres at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage des Bonnettes
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Arena di Verona. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Florence fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Borghese and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia Lannio, Spiaggia di Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker tool.

Getting from Ravello to Istanbul by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ravello to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ravello in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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