29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seattle, United States

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip website .

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Paris is 9 hours. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
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. Relax by the water at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de l'Anglade. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, & more), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage des Canebiers and enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres travel route website .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Hyeres is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Plage des Marines, Port Grimaud Beach
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage des Esclamandes and Coco Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Cannes (Midi Plage & Marche Forville) and Palmes Beach (in Menton). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville and explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

#Outdoors, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, Scuba & Snorkeling, Palmes Beach
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Midi Plage ©
Midi Plage
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Galleria dell'Accademia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena Cathedral (in Siena). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Siena Cathedral, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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.
Visit Vatican Museums and Colosseum for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Brouwersgracht. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and De Negen Straatjes. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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