18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
7
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, thenmake a trip to Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Rome at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thenmake a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice holiday builder website.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Amsterdam at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Step out of York with an excursion to Durham Cathedral in Durham--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery, and examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story.

To find out how to plan a trip to York, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to York by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Durham Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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