39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
9
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Get outdoors at Reptisland and Karavostasi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nicholas Church and Agia Irini. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi) and Ammoudaki Beach (in Plakias). And it doesn't end there: visit Rethymnon Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, look for gifts at Athos Workshop, and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon travel planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rethymnon is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rethymnon, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Episkopi Beach, Agia Irini, Athos Workshop, Ammoudaki Beach, St. Nicholas Church
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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.
Portara and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Agios Prokopios Beach and Kastraki Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Kastro, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive.

Start your trip to Naxos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Naxos in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Get some historical perspective at Grand Peterhof Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Winter Palace of Peter I, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and make a trip to Palace Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Naxos to St. Petersburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Naxos to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Naxos in August, things will get little chillier in St. Petersburg: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Margaret Island and Agostyan Arboretum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fenyes Education Trail of Tata and Dera Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Ram Szakadek (in Domos) and Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest online attractions planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Budapest by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tata, Ram Szakadek, Nemzeti Botanikus Kert, Dera Creek
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Ram Szakadek ©
Ram Szakadek

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and take in the exciting artwork at Atelier d'Arte La Colonna.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice online route planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Crete Senesi, Duomo di Pisa, San Quirico d'Orcia
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome holiday builder.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Romana e Antiquarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Lido Capo di Conca, Villa Romana e Antiquarium
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Spiaggia Mari Ermi. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Mugoni and Maimoni Beach. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense (in Castelsardo), Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis (in Cabras) and Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Ravello to Alghero in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alghero when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cabras, Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense, Maimoni Beach, Basilica San Gavino
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

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