31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon, Canada
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Saskatoon, Canada

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Manneken Pis and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art, examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels sightseeing planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saskatoon to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saskatoon in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeninge Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some serene contemplation at Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

4
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
We've included these beaches for you: Cala de Sant Vicent and Playa Cala Salada. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Ses Salines and Cala Comte. Step out of Ibiza Town to go to Sant Antoni de Portmany and see Cala Bassa, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, head off the coast to Es Vedra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Puig de Missa.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ibiza Town tour planner.

Getting from Bruges to Ibiza Town by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, Ibiza Town is somewhat warmer than Bruges - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Puig de Missa, Cala de Sant Vicent
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Plaka District and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Glyfada Beach and Astir Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Athens in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ibiza Town to Athens is 1 hour. When traveling from Ibiza Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Astir Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medieval City and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Visiting Faliraki Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul) & Lindos Beach) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Rhodes Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rhodes Town: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki, Tsambika Beach, Monastery Tsambika
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Medieval City ©
Medieval City

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Doges' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Frari, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rhodes Town to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rhodes Town to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galleria dell'Accademia and Piazzale Michelangelo. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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