18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in October, expect nights in Rome to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Brienz, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour site.

Getting from Paris to Interlaken by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get slightly colder in Interlaken: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in October; daily highs in Milan reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westerkerk, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Friet Museum, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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