18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Perlan ©
Perlan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, thenponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stroll around St. James's Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London online day trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to London by flight takes about 6 hours. In August, London is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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 19th (Sun): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazza San Marco and then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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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 23rd (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, thenstroll around Parque del Retiro, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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