18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Appenzell
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, pause for some serene contemplation at Kathedrale St.Gallen, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, then make a trip to Roter Platz, and finally examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Appenzell trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Barcelona to Appenzell with the Route module. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get a bit cooler in Appenzell: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Appenzell

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Capri, Italy

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, steep yourself in history at Villa Jovis, look for gifts at Eco Capri, and Head underground at White Grotta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Capri holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Capri takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Capri is somewhat warmer than Appenzell - with highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Lupanar in Pompeii, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naples online day trip planner.

Getting from Capri to Naples by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.