28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Langholmen and Agesta naturistbad. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Storkyrkan. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Synagogue of Stockholm, and ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip planning site.

Boston, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get little chillier in Stockholm: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palace Square, see the interesting displays at The Marly Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, and make a trip to Saint Isaac's Square.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip planning website.

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 Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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

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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 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ravello in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Ravello, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Chiesa dell'Annunziata
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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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 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get advice or help at National Photographic Archive, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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