18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Adelaide, Australia


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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour builder .

Adelaide, Australia to Rome is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Rome. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel route website .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, then steep yourself in history at Jeronimos Monastery, and finally take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder site .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday maker 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 difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then make a trip to Leidseplein, and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and The Powder Tower. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, stroll the grounds of Old Jewish Cemetery, and take a stroll through Old Town Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

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