18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation planning tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome vacation builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Budapest is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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