19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg vacation planning app .

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then walk around Kadriorg Park, then contemplate the long history of St. Olaf’s Church, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip tool .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
St. Olaf’s Church ©
St. Olaf’s Church

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 29th (Wed), look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Riga travel route website .

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Prague vacation maker site .

Fly from Riga to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip app .

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planning site .

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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