18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto online attractions planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Porto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, things will get a bit warmer in Porto: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenbrowse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, thenget to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, thenhit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seville sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. March in Seville sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in March, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday builder.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice tour app.

Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nerves, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thensee the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, and finally get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Zurich online itinerary planner.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

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