27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  8 h 15 min
5
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Canada

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edinburgh Old Town and Holyrood Abbey. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Doune Castle (in Doune) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greyfriars Kirk, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip maker website.

Montreal, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stirling
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Jardin des Tuileries. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stop by 1st Arrondissement, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Paris. In August, Paris is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Musee Somme 1916, Lochnagar Crater, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Center of Vienna and St. Michael's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Schonbrunner Gardens. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

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

You can fly from Paris to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ancient Agora of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Fly from Vienna to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Ravello takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Santa Maria de Olearia
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
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 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Florence journey builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fenals Beach and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Relax by the water at Lloret Beach and Playa de la Pineda. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar) and Salou (Capellans Beach & Llevant Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of El Born, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Salou, Playa de la Pineda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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