22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
4
Plakias, Greece
— 5 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Skansen, thenexplore the galleries of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, thenwander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, and finally step off the mainland to explore Langholmen.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm holiday planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get little chillier in Stockholm: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

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 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thentake an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami and then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

Plan my day in Istanbul using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Stockholm to Istanbul by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul is 2 hours. In July, Istanbul is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Platis Gialos Beach and Maragas Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Portara and Old Town. Take a break from Naxos with a short trip to Paradise Beach in Paradise Beach, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Naxos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Naxos. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

5
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
We've included these beaches for you: Skinaria Beach and Souda Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glika Nera Beach and Ilingas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plakias: Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town & The Venetian Fortezza), Karavostasi Beach (in Bali) and Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plakias online trip builder.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naxos to Plakias in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Plakias can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Plakias

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Glika Nera Beach, Karavostasi Beach, Episkopi Beach, Ilingas
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Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
Souda Beach ©
Souda Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Plakias to Rome. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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