18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome route maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at Punta della Dogana. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice road trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Interlaken takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Eiger Trail, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Cheese & More Dam, trek along Park Frankendael, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip website .

You can fly from Interlaken to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, and finally go for a walk through Walplein.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges journey planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Mini-Europe and Atomium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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