18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of La Madeleine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris route builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thenmake a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, thenexplore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona visit planner.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and finally stop by Ortakoy.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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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 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Budapest to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 27th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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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 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally explore the galleries of Powder Tower. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, stop by Lesser Town, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

Make your Prague itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online journey planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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