18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ranchi, India
Fly:  18​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Ranchi, India

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and then stop by Barenland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary tool .

Ranchi, India to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Ranchi to Zurich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ranchi in March: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Picasso, shop like a local with Espais Volart, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Zurich to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in March, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
Stonehenge has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. Head to Harrods and Oxford Streetfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take a stroll through Greenwich.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London journey planning tool .

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to London due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then pause for some photo ops at Scottish National War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing website .

Fly from Edinburgh to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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