18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Munich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, then look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stroll through The Eiger, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

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Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Venice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 11th (Tue): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation builder site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

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 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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