18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Amesbury, 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, wander the streets of Westminster, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in London hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenexplore the world behind art at Petit Palais, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac ©
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, thensee the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, thendon't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, thenwander the streets of Lesser Town, thenexplore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Prague sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

1
night
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 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, thenstroll around Margaret Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
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 9th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thentake an in-depth tour of Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and finally examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Halic, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, thenpause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and finally visit Eminonu Square.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul holiday planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, thendelve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Rome are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around °F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amesbury.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Amesbury, United Kingdom

Amesbury ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Durrington Walls. Let the collections at Amesbury History Centre and Army Flying Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Amesbury with a short trip to St Giles' Church in Imber, about 32 minutes away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amesbury road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Florence to Amesbury takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in August, expect Amesbury to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Giles' Church, Ludgershall Castle, Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, Army Flying Museum, Figsbury Ring
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Durrington Walls ©
Durrington Walls
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
St Giles' Church ©
St Giles' Church

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