18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary maker app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Prague is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Prague hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London trip planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
On the 18th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning tool .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 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 Paris to Lisbon. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally examine the collection at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
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 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip planning app .

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 26th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, then admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online vacation builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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