18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  18​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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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 20th (Fri): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, and then pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the next day, wander the streets of El Born, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and finally wander the streets of Barri de Gracia.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona visit website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Barcelona. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets, contemplate the long history of Old Split, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Split takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 24th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at War Photo Limited, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street.

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Take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally steep yourself in history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs and Ville medieval. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and The Church of Èze. Step out of Nice to go to Villeneuve-Loubet and see Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in September: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eze, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, Ville medieval, Haut de Cagnes
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more), Canals area (in Utrecht) and Marken (in Marken). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area, Marken, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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