32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  2​h 45​min
9
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
subway + foot + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Begijnhof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoge Veluwe National Park, Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, then stroll through Amager Strandpark, and then examine the collection at Stevns Klint.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stevns Klint
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, take a stroll through Le Marais, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and then see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice visit planning app .

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Nice to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 18th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soak in style at Turkish baths and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Appreciate the collections at Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and Dio Horia. Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Delos to see Archaeological Site of Delos about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Mykonos Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Goreme in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Mykonos Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, Panormos Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos 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 Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Pompeii Archaeological Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Italia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from Sorrento to Barcelona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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