18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online visit planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally view the masterpieces at Interios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planning site.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naples trip maker site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17: