35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Grenoble, France
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  5 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
San Gimignano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  9 h 45 min
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Tales from Iceland and Grotta Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Cemetery Holavallagardur and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring (in Reykholt) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ring Road, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11- hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ring Road, Langjokull Glacier, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, The Settlement Center
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at Jane Austen's House Museum and Lord's Cricket Ground. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hockley Viaduct and Westminster Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Bosham Quay (in Bosham), Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (in Tangmere) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Primrose Hill, enjoy some music at Barbican Centre, examine the collection at National Maritime Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Highgate Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the London tour planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in September; daily highs in London reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chichester, Jane Austen's House Museum, Hockley Viaduct
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National Maritime Museum ©
National Maritime Museum
Bosham Quay ©
Bosham Quay
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Institut du Monde Arabe, then get curious at Musee des Arts et Metiers, then snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, and finally kick back and relax at Paris Plage. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Vendome.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Grenoble.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Institut du Monde Arabe ©
Institut du Monde Arabe
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

4
nights
Grenoble, France

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Take a break from the city and head to Via Ferrata : Les Prises de la Bastille and Vertiges Aventure. Visit Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans and Eglise Saint Louis for their historical value. Explore Grenoble's surroundings by going to Chambery (Musée des Charmettes - Maison de jean-Jacques Rousseau & Spas). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Montagne, walk around Domaine de Vizille, wander the streets of Place Grenette, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Notre Dame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grenoble online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Grenoble takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Grenoble

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chambery, Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans, Domaine de Vizille
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Collegiale Saint  Andre ©
Collegiale Saint Andre
Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans ©
Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans
Musee des Troupes de Montagne ©
Musee des Troupes de Montagne

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loggia dei Lanzi and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Get some historical perspective at Oratorio di San Sebastiano De' Bini and Cappella Brancacci. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at University of Florence Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, admire the masterpieces at Accademia di Belle Arti, and get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Grenoble to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grenoble in September, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati ©
Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine
Cappella Brancacci ©
Cappella Brancacci

2
nights
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Torre Chigi, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Salvucci Maggiore, view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, see the interesting displays at Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally look for gifts at Le Torri Leather Goods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bartolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro in Forliano, then get a taste of the local shopping with Oibo Re-Design, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Sant'Agostino, and finally make a trip to Pieve di Cellole.

Plan a San Gimignano trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portoferraio.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Galleria Gagliardi ©
Galleria Gagliardi
Rocca of Montestaffoli ©
Rocca of Montestaffoli

2
nights
Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Bastioni Medicei, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then visit a coastal fixture at Forte Stella, then get engrossed in the history at Napoleonic Mills House, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte Falcone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Seccione, stop by Gelateria Zero Gradi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia "Le Viste", and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portoferraio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Portoferraio takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Napoleonic Mills House ©
Napoleonic Mills House
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, admire the masterpieces at Espace Ferrero, make a trip to Quai des Etats Unis, then ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil, and finally try to win big at Casino Barriere Le Ruhl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, make a trip to Place Saint-Francois, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, then don't miss a visit to Place Ile-de-Beaute, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame du Port.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Portoferraio to Nice takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita ©
Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita
Eglise Notre-Dame du Port ©
Eglise Notre-Dame du Port
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

7
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Visiting Cascata Tahiti and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto and World of Discoveries - Museu Interativo & Parque Tematico. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Se de Braga (in Braga), Sao Bento da Porta Aberta (in Terras de Bouro) and Tomar (Castelo de Tomar & Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, do a tasting at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, and contemplate the long history of Estátua Equestre de Dom Pedro IV.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto route builder app.

Fly from Nice to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nice to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Coimbra, Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimaraes, Tomar, Se de Braga
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Igreja de Santo Ildefonso ©
Igreja de Santo Ildefonso
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais ©
Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Largo di Torre Argentina, see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, then steep yourself in history at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and finally admire the striking features of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, contemplate the long history of Domus Aurea, delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, then appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Palazzo Venezia.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning website.

You can fly from Porto to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Largo di Torre Argentina ©
Largo di Torre Argentina
National Museum of Palazzo Venezia ©
National Museum of Palazzo Venezia
Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali ©

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