18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Paris. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florianopolis in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
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 29th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tower Bridge, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read London holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, 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. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from London to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in October, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest itinerary planner.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, then delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning site.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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