36 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

36 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Drottningholm Palace and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Skansen. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Sandhamn in Varmdo--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet.

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

Toronto, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In July, Stockholm is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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 a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, browse the exhibits of Hungarian National Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Marina di Praia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ravello driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Venice to Ravello by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online tour planner.

Drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Piazza del Campo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get outdoors at Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de Sylvabelle. Relax by the water at Plage de la Faviere and Plage de Jean Blanc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Heraclee Beach), Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Cavaliere). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Hyeres in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Hyeres sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder.

You can fly from Hyeres to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hyeres in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Churchill War Rooms and Buckingham Palace. National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to Aigas Field Centre and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Urquhart Castle and Brora Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Dornoch (Dornoch Beach & Royal Dornoch Golf Club) and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness day trip website.

You can fly from London to Inverness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Inverness reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29: