18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Deer Lake, Canada
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Deer Lake, Canada

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Le Marais and Eiffel Tower. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner .

Deer Lake, Canada to Paris is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Deer Lake to Paris. Traveling from Deer Lake in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Vigne di Raito and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Ravello to Venice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Getting from Venice to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in August, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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