18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
5
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning tool.

San Diego, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Paris at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the views from Charles Bridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenstep into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Lesser Town, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation planning app.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, thenexplore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

1
night
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 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore hidden gems such as Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Odigitria Monastery (in Kolymbari) and Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, look for gifts at Sklopa, learn about winemaking at Karavitakis Emmanouil, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chania Town online attractions planner.

You can fly from Venice to Chania Town in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Chania Town: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Platanias, Kissamos, Kastro Gramvoussas, Winery Dourakis, Rethymnon Old Town
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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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 9th (Wed), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chania Town to Rome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chania Town in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planning website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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