51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Sitia, Greece
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
5
Carloforte, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Alghero, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Skansen and then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fotografiska, examine the collection at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then explore the galleries of Royal Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Stockholm at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The State Hermitage Museum. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace, and admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
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 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in May, with highs in Istanbul at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

6
nights
Sitia, Greece

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Spinalonga and Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis. Visiting Goudouras Beach and Galini Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sitia: Achlia Beach (in Achlia), Itanos Beach (in Lasithi Mesa) and Agriomantra Beach (in Kavousi). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Karoumes Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Staoysa.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sitia day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Sitia. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elounda, Achlia, Agriomantra Beach, Itanos Beach, Lagoufa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Galini Beach ©
Galini Beach
Goudouras Beach ©
Goudouras Beach

6
nights
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Take a break from the city and head to La Conca and Itinera Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Ferraglione and Punta Delle Colonne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carloforte: Spiaggia di San Nicolo' (in Buggerru), Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato (in Tratalias) and Cala Piombo (in Porto Pino). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Girin.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Carloforte online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitia to Carloforte. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sitia to Carloforte. Traveling from Sitia in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carloforte, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Teulada, Cala Piombo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato, Spiaggia di San Nicolo', Itinera Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia di Girin ©
Spiaggia di Girin

6
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Capo San Marco and La Pelosa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu (in Mara), Stintino (Scuba & Snorkeling & Spiaggia della Pelosetta) and Santa Trinita di Saccargia (in Codrongianos). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiagge di San Giovanni di Sinis, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Sant'Antine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sabina, and examine the collection at CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada.

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Drive from Carloforte to Alghero in 4.5 hours. In June in Alghero, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Cabras, Chiesa di Santa Sabina, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco
Spiaggia della Pelosetta ©
Spiaggia della Pelosetta

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Pantheon. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Samoqueira and Praia de Melides. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Ilha do Pessegueiro. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praia da Gale-Fontainhas (in Grandola) and Praia Grande (in Porto Covo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Covo, Grandola, Park and National Palace of Pena
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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