19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Oslo, Norway

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. Petersburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in July, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ravello day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Ravello takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
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 Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planning site.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence online vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

3
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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip site.

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 July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip app.

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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