19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and National Museum of Denmark make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetaarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen vacation maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Copenhagen to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
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 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Skansen, examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and then get outside with Riddarholmen. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, then find something for the whole family at Junibacken, and finally laugh and play at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Vivi Venezia and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 22°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Park Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila "La Pedrera".

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
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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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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