18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've added Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Covent Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, stroll around St. James's Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Kensington Gardens and then explore the historical opulence of Kensington Palace.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read London route builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop, Pont-Neuf, Montparnasse Tower, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Manneken Pis. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Open Boat Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House and then tour the water at your own pace with Open Boat Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Open Boat Tours ©
Open Boat Tours
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cologne Cathedral, Iron Bridge, Romer, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt sightseeing planning site.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bern.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Romer ©
Romer
Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've added Grindelwald-First, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), The Cathedral of Bern, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, don't miss a visit to Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen), contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

Discover how to plan a Bern trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Bern in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bern when traveling from Frankfurt in May, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Barenpark ©
Barenpark
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Ponte Vecchio make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bern to Florence by train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bern in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Galleria Borghese, Giardino degli Aranci, Trevi Fountain, and other attractions. Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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