18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Berlin, Germany

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): snap pictures at Fleisch Bridge, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally explore the historical opulence of Imperial Castle of Nuremberg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg tour planner.

Berlin to Nuremberg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Albert Cuyp Markt and Waterlooplein Market. Kids will appreciate attractions like Zandvoort aan Zee and Natura Artis Magistra. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, look for gifts at Fromagerie Abraham Kef, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation builder.

Fly from Nuremberg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Musical Instruments Museum and Manneken Pis will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Carpentier-Goegebeuer, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more) and Ghent (Dille and Kamille & DOK City Beach). The adventure continues: get curious at Atomium, stop by Delvaux Galerie de la Reine, and examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation builder.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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.
St. Mark's Square and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doges' Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Beach (in Lido di Venezia) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo (in Padua). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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