31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
3
Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
7
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
train:  45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness. Get a sense of the local culture at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm and Maeshowe. Explore Stromness' surroundings by going to Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay), Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (in Burray Village) and Hoxa Tapestry Gallery (in Hoxa). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Orkneyinga Saga Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stromness online travel route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Stromness is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Stromness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Stromness to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Birsay, Kirkwall, South Ronaldsay, Stenness, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Stromness Museum ©
Stromness Museum
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

4
nights
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Hebscape Gallery and The North Harris Eagle Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse and Blue Pig Studio. Take a break from Isle of Lewis with a short trip to The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay in Grosebay, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, stop by The Good Food Boutique, delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Abhainn Dearg Distillery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Lewis online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Stromness to Isle of Lewis takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Isle of Lewis, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Hersonissos on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay, Hebscape Gallery, Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse
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Blue Pig Studio ©
Blue Pig Studio
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The North Harris Eagle Observatory ©

3
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Cathedral of St. Minas. Popular historic sites such as Panagias Keras Church and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Komos Beach (in Pitsidia), Agia Pelagia (Psaromoura Beach & Ligaria Beach) and Eklektos Bookshop (in Elounda). There's more to do: do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kera Kardiotissa Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle of Lewis to Hersonissos. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Isle of Lewis in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Hersonissos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Panagias Keras Church, Komos Beach, Eklektos Bookshop
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Komos Beach ©
Komos Beach

6
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kastro Gramvoussas and Manousakis Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Greek National Football Museum and German War Cemetery. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos), Bonsai and Art (in Trachilos) and Marmara Beach (in Loutro). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, look for gifts at mariannas, do a tasting at Karavitakis Emmanouil, and kick back and relax at Glika Nera Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chania Town journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Winery Dourakis, Bonsai and Art, Karavitakis Emmanouil, Souda Bay War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
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Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 17th (Tue), do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mnemossyne Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, then visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oia road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Chania Town to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Cultural Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Perivolos, Venetsanos Winery
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then get a taste of the local shopping with Brera District, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Milan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in July, Milan is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Brera District ©
Brera District

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 21st (Sat), wander the streets of Via Roma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, then pick up some local products at Mercato Centrale Torino, and finally explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then admire the striking features of Villa della Regina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, and finally wander the streets of Quadrilatero Romano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale ©
MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale
Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice ©
Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of Bologna, hunt for treasures at Mercato di Mezzo, stop by Tamburini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Abacanto Home, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico
Mercato di Mezzo ©
Mercato di Mezzo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): do a tasting at Castello di Monterinaldi, then do a tasting at Tenuta Casanova, and then revel in the low prices at The Mall. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Barberino Designer Outlet and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Tenuta Casanova, Castello di Monterinaldi, Barberino Designer Outlet, The Mall
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Barberino Designer Outlet ©
Barberino Designer Outlet
Tenuta Casanova ©
Tenuta Casanova
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally wander the streets of Via del Corso.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip maker website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Campo de' Fiori ©
Campo de' Fiori
Via del Corso ©
Via del Corso
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

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