31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
+4
bus + train + shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h
Oia, Greece
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
Toronto, Canada

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Siena Cathedral and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Torre di Pisa (in Pisa) and Bagno Eva (in Marina di Pietrasanta). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel route planning site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bagno Eva, Le mura di Lucca, Siena Cathedral, Torre di Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria in Trastevere are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

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
days
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Relax by the water at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ravello Arte. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Duomo di Ravello). There's much more to do: make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, tour the water at your own pace with L'Uomo e il Mare, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Positano attractions planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toOia.

Things to do in Positano

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Lido di Ravello
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
days
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mnemossyne Gallery and Oria Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Sunset in Oia. Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Perivolos (Perivolos & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Kamari (Eduart Gjopalaj & KAMARA BEACH) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, look for gifts at Koukla Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Vourvoulos Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Emporio.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Oia sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Positano to Oia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oia

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Santorini, Akrotiri, Kamari, Fira, Perivolos
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

2
days
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 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
days
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.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and then see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Bath Block, then contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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1
day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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