37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Venice, Italy
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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

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The Pushkin Apartment Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect St. Petersburg to be colder, temps between -5°C and -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

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 21st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Stockholm at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Lesser Town. On the next day, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), stop by The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On your second day here, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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 (Fri): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Vatican Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in February, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planning tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 14 nights

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.
On the 15th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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