18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Nantes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Perigueux, France
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
7
Domme, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 13th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nantes tour planning site .

Take a train from Paris to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

1
night
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, get to know the fascinating history of Rue Sur-les-Murs, then make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle planning app .

You can drive from Nantes to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Towers of La Rochelle
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

1
night
Bordeaux, France

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 15th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Perigueux.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

1
night
Perigueux, France

Perigueux ©
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Front, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Etienne de la Cite, then take an in-depth tour of Vesunna, and finally identify plant and animal life at Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perigueux online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Perigueux when traveling from Bordeaux in September, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Domme.

Things to do in Perigueux

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle ©
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle

2
nights
Domme, France

Domme ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and then experience rural life at La Ferme de Turnac. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at L'Oustal du Perigord, then stop by Librairie Histoire de Lire, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Domme online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Perigueux to Domme in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Domme

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

1
night
Toulouse, France

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, learn about winemaking at L'Envie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, then get your game on at Total Immersion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Domme to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Domme in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Toulouse, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toulouse

Fun & Games Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins

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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning tool .

Drive from Toulouse to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Toulouse in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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