18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through St. Stephen's Green, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip generator.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Dublin. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Casa Milà, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and then explore the galleries of Casa Batlló. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, enjoy some music at Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and finally make a trip to Park Güell.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Dublin to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and subway; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 61°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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
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 28th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation builder.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Florence in March, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at St. James's Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then explore the world behind art at British Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In April in London, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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