18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tramonti, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Florence in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Florence hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tramonti.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Tramonti, Italy

Tramonti ©
On the 6th (Mon), do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tramonti itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Venice to Tramonti. Traveling from Venice in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Tramonti. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Tramonti

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Fiordo di Furore and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and then take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tramonti to Positano in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tramonti in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cloister del Paradiso, Fiordo di Furore
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fiordo di Furore ©
Fiordo di Furore
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Sorrento is known for nightlife, historic sites, beaches, classes, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip builder app .

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. July in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours

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