15 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to St. Petersburg. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in June, with highs in St. Petersburg at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, then see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm. On your second day here, examine the collection at Skansen, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm. In June in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On your second day here, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Stockholm, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress, then explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

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Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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