18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Antonio, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Goettingen, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Hannover, Germany
— Few hours
train:  4​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  5​h 45​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  6​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Imerovigli, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
End: Frankfurt, Germany


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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip site .

San Antonio, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Frankfurt is 7 hours. In September, Frankfurt is cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goettingen.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks

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Goettingen, Germany

Goettingen
To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goettingen trip builder site .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Goettingen in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Goettingen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hannover journey planner .

Traveling by car from Goettingen to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hannover

Museums Nightlife Outdoors

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Albert Cuyp Market, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, squeeze the most out of the city with Amsterdam Boat Adventures, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Easy Times Coffeeshop.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hannover to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

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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 17th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower and then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Interlaken Walking Tours and Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at Interlaken Walking Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then learn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Interlaken reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Siena.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Interlaken Walking Tours ©
Interlaken Walking Tours
Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland ©
Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added San Lorenzo market to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Basilica di Santa Croce and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi (in Poppi), Duomo San Donato (in Arezzo) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi, Duomo San Donato
Highlights from your plan
Duomo San Donato ©
Duomo San Donato
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit The Neapolis Buried and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Museo Cappella Sansevero. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, stop by Cardine, stroll through Riva Fiorita, and kick back and relax at Il Gabbiano.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

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Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
You'll get in some beach time at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Red Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Change things up with these side-trips from Imerovigli: Akrotiri (in Akrotiri), Monastery of Profitis Ilias (in Moni Profitou Iliou) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Perivolos). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Imerovigli trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naples to Imerovigli. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Imerovigli is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in September since evenings lows in Imerovigli dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Vassaltis Vineyards, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Ermou Street, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, then make a trip to Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Imerovigli to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planning site .

You can fly from Prague to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Church of the Redeemer
Highlights from your plan
Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ©
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

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