43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect St. Petersburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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The State Hermitage Museum
4.7

3
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Skansen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stockholm online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Skansen
4.1
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Vasa Museum
4.7
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Castle
Royal Palace
4.2

3
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Denmark and Kastellet. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Stroeget, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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History Museum
National Museum of Denmark
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Nyhavn
4.5

2
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7

2
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

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World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Fondation Claude Monet. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge) and Versailles (The Royal Chapel & Palace of Versailles). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip maker site.

Getting from Budapest to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Louvre Museum
4.6

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Arena di Verona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Azienda Agricola Altiero (Winery) (in Greve in Chianti), Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

4
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Pantheon
4.8
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some cultural insight at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Fornillo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, cruise along Amalfi Coast, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and stroll through Lido di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Must see
Fornillo
4.2
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Religious Site
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
4.7
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Religious Site
Duomo di Ravello
4.2

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum capture your imagination. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nafplio (Bourtzi & Nauplion Promenade) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, visit Monastiraki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip app.

You can fly from Ravello to Athens in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ravello to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

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Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3
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History Museum
Galata Tower
4.3

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