50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

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
train:  6​h 45​min
8
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
subway + train:  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
Fly:  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.
Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Vasa Museum and Skansen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, head off the coast to Sandhamn, and find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

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Ottawa, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Stockholm. Traveling from Ottawa in August, things will get little chillier in Stockholm: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
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.
Popular historic sites such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and stroll the grounds of Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky.

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Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand 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.
Prague Castle and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at StaromEstske namEsti and Lesser Town. Step out of Prague to go to Karlstejn and see Karlstejn Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online travel planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to 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 ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel route builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Salzburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. Visit Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in August since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker site .

Fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Cap off 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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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo will appeal to history buffs. Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Chiesa dell'Annunziata are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano), Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ravello vacation planner .

Getting from Venice to Ravello by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Ravello. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Positano, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Marina di Praia Beach
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Pantheon and Duomo di Orvieto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder .

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

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Venture out of the city with trips to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 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, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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 Louvre Museum. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Step out of Paris to go to Chartres and see Chartres Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena), Evora (Capela dos Ossos & Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower and wander the streets of Alfama.

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You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European 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. Wrap up 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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