18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scheveningen beach and Ouderkerkerplas. Get in touch with nature at Natuurgebied Zwanenwater and Westeinderplassen. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to De Negen Straatjes, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Scheveningen Beach, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Westeinderplassen, Ouderkerkerplas
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Le Marais.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris online journey planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Gallery. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra (in Cantalojas), Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra) and Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum and identify plant and animal life at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chorrera de los Litueros, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Alcazar de Segovia, Playa del Alberche, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Delta del Llobregat, and then stop by Vom FASS Barcelona.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

3
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.
On the 19th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva di Polline.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Point Break, Riva di Polline
Highlights from your plan
V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery and then identify plant and animal life at Walderlebnispfad. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rome to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in September; daily highs in Munich reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Walderlebnispfad
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

few
hours
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Dampkring Coffeeshop and then stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Nightlife
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Van Stapele Koekmakerij ©
Van Stapele Koekmakerij

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