18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights

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 historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker.

Ahmedabad, India to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan road trip tool.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the next day, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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