18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

3
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 21st (Fri), walk around St. James's Park, make a trip to Tower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London journey planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 24th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planning website.

Getting from London to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Barcelona is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid journey maker tool.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Alfama, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Lisbon are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 30th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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 31st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice online trip maker.

Fly from Porto to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Venice. In August, Venice is a bit warmer than Porto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Mus.e Firenze, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planning site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome route builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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