18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Lahore, Pakistan

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Floating Amsterdam. Change things up with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get a new perspective on things with Rederij De Jordaan, stroll through Vondelpark, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planning tool .

Lahore, Pakistan to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, Amsterdam is cooler than Lahore - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
nights
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Haarlemmerhout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Duinrell Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Haarlem trip planner.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In August in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Haarlem

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duinrell Amusement Park
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Duinrell Amusement Park ©
Duinrell Amusement Park
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip website .

Take a train from Haarlem to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Town Square, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague journey app .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've now added Fenals Beach to your itinerary. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Park Guell, ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Fenals Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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