32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
Fly:  30​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Queenstown, New Zealand


1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera", then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Cannes on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage des Esclamandes. La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage d'Aiguebelle, & more) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Cannes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In July in Cannes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Cannes

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
nights
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.
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Cannes to Positano in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 26°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia Lannio, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, then make a trip to Vatican Museums, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Campo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Porta della Carta.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Punta Negra and Sa Mesa Longa. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia della Pelosetta and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba) and Stintino (La Pelosa Beach & Cala Sabina / Cala dei Ponzesi).

To plan Alghero vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Venice to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Alghero

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stintino, San Vero Milis, Cala Sabina, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Alghero to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in July, with lows around 23°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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