18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then shop like a local with Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and finally appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bern trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Bern takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bern when traveling from Paris in March, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stop by Rialto 79, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker website.

You can fly from Bern to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Bern in March, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, visit Dalt Vila, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Sant Rafel.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.