18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London tour website .

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 Nightlife
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paris trip simple and quick.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey builder app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence online journey planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 6th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Budapest is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary site .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to 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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