18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5
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.
Natural History Museum and British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Piccadilly Circus or Borough Market. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, look for gifts at Moroccan Original Carpet, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, expect nights in London to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Passeig de Gracia and Casa Batllo. Escape the urban bustle at La Barceloneta and Playa de Sant Miquel. On the 23rd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and stop by Cellarer.

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

You can fly from London to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Traveling from London to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Dorsoduro. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Bibione (Bibione Spiaggia & La spiaggia di Pluto). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, look for gifts at Paper Owl, and kick back and relax at Blue Moon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bibione, Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul route planner .

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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