18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Joan Miro Foundation and Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Parc de Les Olors del Serrat (in Santa Eulalia de Ronsana). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, identify plant and animal life at Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Barcelona, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Transportation

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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 19th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Corfu Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Corfu Town is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.

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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, then kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lindos when traveling from Corfu Town in May, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

1
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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip builder tool.

Getting from Lindos to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Ruderi di Camerata Vecchia (in Camerata Nuova). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

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Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee de l'Orangerie and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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