18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sioux Falls, United States
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
12
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Sioux Falls, United States

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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Sioux Falls, USA to London is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in June: high temperatures in London hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the next day, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brussels
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Romer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

1
night
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 24th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

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Take a train from Frankfurt to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Munich sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder app.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online travel route builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in June, with highs in Venice at 81°F and lows at 63°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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 28th (Fri): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. June in Athens sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Rarity Gallery, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Food Tours
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

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