18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Skyros, Greece
— 2 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Prague, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte, USA to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, Prague is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at The Hofburg.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip tool.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Skyros.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Skyros, Greece

— 2 nights
Skyros is known for beaches, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at The Skyros Centre, relax in the rural setting at Mouries Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of St. George, and kick back and relax at Aspous Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Skyros trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Budapest to Skyros with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Skyros is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Skyros. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Skyros

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, and explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skyros to Akrotiri. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Transportation

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.