18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  7 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  8 h 15 min
5
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
+6
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Inchcolm Abbey and Island, then contemplate the long history of Dean Village, then visit New Town, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online route maker .

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
New Town ©
New Town

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church and then see the interesting displays at West Cork Model Railway Village.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cork tour planning tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Cork by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, West Cork Model Railway Village
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Alfama and then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

You can fly from Cork to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Cork in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Athens is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then stroll through Ravello - Atrani Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ravello road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Ravello by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ravello to Paris takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or drive. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Ravello - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and finally see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amsterdam using our trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, see the interesting displays at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, then get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), then pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Fram Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norsk Folkemuseum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, and glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip builder website .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Trails Winter Sports
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at British Library.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the London road trip tool .

Getting from Oslo to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to London. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in London. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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