36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights

2
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 and Suleymaniye Cami . For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Adnan and Hasan. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Istanbul, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Nana' Positano or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Centro Storico Ravello, &more), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Scala (Chiesa dell'Annunziata & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Positano online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Positano takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Positano. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Scala
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, thentake a stroll through La Croisette, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Marche Forville, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), thenlook for gifts at L'Antre des Delices, and finally hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes day trip planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Cannes in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, L'Antre des Delices, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenpick up some local products at La Boqueria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, thenlook for gifts at La Talenta, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena. For shopping fun, head to Feira da Ladra or Rossio Square. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel route planning site.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Barcelona in June, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
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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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Artel or DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. When in Prague, make a side trip to see Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn, approximately Karlstejn away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Altmann & Kühnefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. For shopping fun, head to Central Market Hall or Andrassy Avenue. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Tretyakov's Gallery or Dolls Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, and stroll the grounds of Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky.

To find out how to plan a trip to St. Petersburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Budapest to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to St. Petersburg. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in July: highs in St. Petersburg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Palace Square
Palace Square

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