18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madison, United States
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  7​h 30​min
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Madison, United States

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip website .

Madison, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Madison to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madison in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Fontan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Esculturas Oviedo, then don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel de Lillo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oviedo day trip app .

You can fly from Madrid to Oviedo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Oviedo are cooler (70°F), and nights are slightly colder (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Gijon
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 5th (Sun), ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Oviedo to Lyon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. While traveling from Oviedo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Golf
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Bern to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

3
nights
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Vaduz is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, do a tasting at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, and make a trip to Burg Gutenberg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip planner .

You can drive from Bern to Vaduz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malbun, Burg Gutenberg, Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg
Highlights from your plan
Liechtenstein National Museum ©
Liechtenstein National Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Lesser Town and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vaduz to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, examine the collection at Froggyland, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Filigran Split and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Split is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of The Jordaan, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Split to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Split in July, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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