18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours

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night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then visit El Barri Gòtic, and finally examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
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 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Piazza della Signoria and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Duomo di Siena about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice online road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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