50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

4
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.
Visit Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Skogskyrkogarden.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary maker.

Ottawa, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Stockholm is a bit cooler than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Peterhof Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Catherine Palace and Park, don't miss a visit to Strelna Train Station, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg visit planner.

You can 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 changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Karlstejn Castle. Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Lesser Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, thencontemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip builder website.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District. Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salzburg to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Salzburg in August, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest tour planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scrovegni Chapel and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Step out of Venice to go to Verona and see Arena di Verona, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and visit Campo del Ghetto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice visit app.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Chiesa dell'Annunziata. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Basilica of Saint Trofimena. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo) and Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, stroll through Lido di Ravello, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ravello day trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Ravello in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Venice in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Scala, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Spiaggia Lannio
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

5
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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pantheon and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Drive from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Campanile di Giotto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey builder site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Chartres Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta da Regaleira and Batalha Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Evora (Capela dos Ossos & Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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