39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
5
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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.
Head to Via Condotti and Soqquadro APSfor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and look for gifts at Gelaterie Panna e Liquirizia.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome online trip planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dammam in July, plan for much colder days in Rome, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Family-friendly places like Plage de Gigaro and Marineland will thrill your kids. Head to Marche Forville and Marche provencalfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle), The Orange Tree Galerie (in Seillans) and Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, stroll through La plage, stop by L'Antre des Delices, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Cannes reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Biot, Antibes, Brocante Au Bucheron, Plage de Gigaro, La plage
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Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barceloneta Beach. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and CaixaForum. Venture out of the city with trips to Begur (Playa Sa Riera & Platja Fonda). Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cannes in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Begur
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or James Joyce Cultural Centre. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, walk around St Stephens Green, engage your brain at Science Gallery Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (23°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
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National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

5
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Head to Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and John Noott Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Head 4 Heights Ltd and The Cotswold Range. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre), Cattle Country Adventure Park (in Berkeley) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, view the masterpieces at Showborough House Sculpture Garden, have fun and explore at The Old Mill Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dublin to Cheltenham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cheltenham when traveling from Dublin in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Theme Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, The Barn, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Chavenage House
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Parly II (in Le Chesnay). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cheltenham to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cheltenham to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Cheltenham in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Bornheimer Wochenmarkt, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt day trip website .

You can take a train from Paris to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Shopping
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

4
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.
Head to Ostermalm Saluhall and Kulturhusetfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, kick back and relax at Agesta naturistbad, and get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stockholm online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, things will get slightly colder in Stockholm: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Kapali Carsi and Ortakoy. For shopping fun, head to Misir Carsisi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©

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