18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
3
Plakias, Greece
— 3 nights
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
5
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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

Lucknow, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lucknow in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Agios Prokopios Beach and Maragas Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portara and Eggares Olive Press Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alyko Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Naxos in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Naxos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Portara ©
Portara
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

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nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Damnoni Beach. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Damoni Beach and then kick back and relax at Skinaria Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plakias tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Naxos to Plakias takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Plakias sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Plakias

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Frangokastello Beach, Episkopi Beach
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Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Plakias to St. Petersburg with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Plakias in July, with highs in St. Petersburg at °C and lows at °C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannes.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Step off the beaten path and head to Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Sylvabelle in La Croix-Valmer (about 1h 20 min away).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cannes trip planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Cannes in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, expect Cannes to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannes

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Plage de Jean Blanc
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Drive from Cannes to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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