18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  6​h
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wallace Collection and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and National Gallery. When in London, make a side trip to see Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at HMS Belfast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take a stroll through Westminster, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in London. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oxford
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

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 29th (Wed), take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
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 Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Chantilly and Ile Saint-Louis. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Grand Canal in Versailles, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route planning tool .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grand Canal, Chateau de Chantilly
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, then delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary app .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Villa Kerylos, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Born. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar), Peratallada (in Peratallada) and Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) (in Pubol). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip site .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol), Lloret Beach, Peratallada, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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