22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Vasa Museum and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Skansen and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm sightseeing planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get slightly colder in Stockholm: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. Appreciate the collections at Peterhof Grand Palace and Peter and Paul Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Bath Block, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Petra I Pavla, and contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally examine the collection at Prasna brana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour planner .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Pantheon and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Le mura di Lucca. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

3
nights
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 Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Île de la Cité. 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip app .

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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