18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church and then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Budapest is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get cooler in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Salzburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salzburg, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague vacation planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm road trip site.

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 15th (Mon), wander the streets of Stroeget, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): visit El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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