23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus:  9​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Calgary, Canada

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Bring the kids along to Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: stop by Stockholm Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandhamn, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, and find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Stockholm. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and The Marly Palace. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Sobor Petra I Pavla are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Grand Peterhof Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Building Of The Admiralty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through The Vrtba Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning website .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Chiesa dell'Annunziata. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano).

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Ravello road trip site .

Getting from Istanbul to Ravello by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Ravello due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Chiesa dell'Annunziata
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to Forum of Augustus, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa Adriana, St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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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 Palace of Versailles. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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