18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Paris, France

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then wander the streets of Vaci Street, and finally savor the flavors at Central Market Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary tool.

Paris, France to Budapest is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally admire the striking features of Maria Am Gestade.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague road trip planning app.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie ©

2
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 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then visit The Jordaan. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, shop like a local with Renssen Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and visit Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Trevimage. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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