31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  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
train:  1​h
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 Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm and The Orkney Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Maeshowe and Brough Of Birsay. Explore Stromness' surroundings by going to Hoxa Tapestry Gallery (in Hoxa), Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (in Burray Village) and Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, and stop by ArtWorks of the Earth.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stromness trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Stromness is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Stromness to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, South Ronaldsay, Kirkwall, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Stromness Museum ©
Stromness Museum
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

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 Blue Pig Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House and Museum nan Eilean. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Lewis: The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay (in Grosebay) and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse (in Isle of Scalpay). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Abhainn Dearg Distillery, look for gifts at The Good Food Boutique, and view the masterpieces at Morven Gallery.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Isle of Lewis trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Stromness to Isle of Lewis in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. 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
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House ©
Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House
Hebscape Gallery ©
Hebscape Gallery

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 Cathedral of St. Minas and Eklektos Bookshop. Popular historic sites such as Kera Kardiotissa Monastery and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Panagias Keras Church (in Agios Nikolaos), Agia Pelagia (Psaromoura Beach & Ligaria Beach) and Komos Beach (in Pitsidia). There's more to do: do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery and examine the collection at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum.

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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Panagias Keras Church, Eklektos Bookshop, Komos Beach
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Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery
Kera Kardiotissa Monastery ©
Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
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 German War Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Greek National Football Museum and Ancient Olive Tree. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Bonsai and Art (in Trachilos), Marmara Beach (in Loutro) and Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Skinaria Beach, stroll through Glika Nera Beach, do a tasting at Karavitakis Emmanouil, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Fisika, Marmara Beach, Kastro Gramvoussas
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 browse the exhibits of 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 Parks

Side Trips

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

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 7.5 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

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
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 Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice ©
Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice
MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale ©
MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

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 Museums Historic Sites
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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): explore the historical opulence of 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, The Mall, Castello di Monterinaldi, Barberino Designer Outlet
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Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Tenuta Casanova ©
Tenuta Casanova
Barberino Designer Outlet ©
Barberino Designer Outlet

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 Museums
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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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