18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  20​h
3
Bari, Italy
— 1 day
ferry:  17​h
4
Katakolo, Greece
— Few hours
ferry:  15​h
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 day
ferry:  15​h
6
Piraeus, Greece
— 1 day
ferry:  20​h
7
Saranda, Albania
— Few hours
ferry:  15​h
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Walking Tours Barcelona as well as Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey maker website .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Like a Venetian has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a tour by water with Like a Venetian.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bari.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
day
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Citta Vecchia - Bari. On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bari day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Bari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Bari, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katakolo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

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hours
Katakolo, Greece

Katakolo ©
Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, then stop by Kukuvaya, then kick back and relax at Kourouta Beach, and finally stroll through Palouki beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katakolo trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Bari to Katakolo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In June in Katakolo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Katakolo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Amaliada
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Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Kukuvaya ©
Kukuvaya

1
day
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paraportiani Church as well as Matoyianni Street. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Elia Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katakolo to Mykonos Town. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katakolo in June since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Piraeus.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
day
Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus ©
Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. You've added Port of Piraeus, Church of Saint Nicholas, Akrokorinthos, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Nicholas, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Port of Piraeus.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Piraeus sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Piraeus by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and train. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Piraeus, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Piraeus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Corinth
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Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Church of Saint Nicholas ©
Church of Saint Nicholas

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hours
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saranda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Piraeus to Saranda in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

1
day
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town, Dubrovnik Walking Tours and Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 12th (Fri), see the top attractions with Dubrovnik Walking Tours, take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Saranda to Dubrovnik takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Saranda in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Dubrovnik Walking Tours ©
Dubrovnik Walking Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

1
day
Venice, Italy

Venice
You've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online vacation planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping
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La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

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