18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Leuven, Belgium
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Leuven, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online driving holiday planner .

Leuven to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally view the masterpieces at Studio Baxton. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the exciting artwork at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, and then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker website .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Place de la Bastille.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Art and Office - Tintin and Comics. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, view the masterpieces at Soqquadro APS, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and get a taste of the local shopping with I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site .

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Popular historic sites such as The Baptistery of St. John and Palazzo Vecchio are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Duomo di Siena about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Arena di Verona). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Sat), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich attractions app .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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