32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Heraklion, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
Vancouver, Canada

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
days
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Spinalonga and The Palace of Knossos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Agios Georgios Monastery. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town) and Eklektos Bookshop (in Elounda). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Heraklion in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Heraklion is 1 hour. In July, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elounda, Kazantzakis Museum, Agios Georgios Monastery
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
day
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip website .

You can fly from Athens to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Split due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Split when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mark's Campanile and Scrovegni Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

5
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Galleries and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Popular historic sites such as Siena Cathedral and Historic Centre of San Gimignano are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Colosseum are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
days
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.
Head to La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecinfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rue d'Antibes and Vieille Ville. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see Lérins Islands about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, and contemplate the long history of Villa Grecque Kerylos.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning site .

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Villa Kerylos
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©

5
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.
Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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