18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online holiday maker .

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in September, expect warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome journey maker .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Best Time. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon journey maker tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Transportation

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
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.
On the 11th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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

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