18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Subway
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as The Paris Catacombs. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wembley Stadium, Oxford Street and Hyde Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, walk around St. James's Park, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the London online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Heineken Experience as well as Keukenhof. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll around Keukenhof. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as The Paris Catacombs. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of La Madeleine, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then get a new perspective on things with Paris 'Musts' - City Tour, River Seine Cruise and Lunch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip tool.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.
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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 (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Harderkulm and then explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Interlaken is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
The Matterhorn has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get outside with Sunnegga, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Ca' d'Oro, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Zermatt to Venice by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 15th (Thu), take a stroll through Trastevere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vatican City.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 day

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vatican City online visit planner.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In September, daytime highs in Vatican City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site.

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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