18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Vaci Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

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Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome visit planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary app .

Fly from Rome to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Munich, with lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Schleissheim, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Andechs Monastery, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Oberammergau Church
Highlights from your plan
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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