18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2
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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary app .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Traveling from Paris in June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get some cultural insight at Le Vigne di Raito and Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ravello day trip website .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip builder site .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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